I rip on non-UFC promotions quite a bit, but it’s hard not to when so many of them suck. I’m looking at you, IFL, Bodogfight, and Gracie Fighting Championships. Things are starting to look up though. The Strikeforce card last month was nothing short of phenomenal and while EliteXC still hasn’t done anything too noteworthy on their own, the shows are decent.

Another group of guys who may actually know what they’re doing are the Art of War guys. They’re based out of Texas and have Guy Mezger booking their fights, which is a bit fruity but whaddevah. Their next show is pretty stacked for an ‘independent promotion’, including names like Jeff Monson, Pedro Rizzo, Jeremy Horn, and Ron Waterman.

Anyways, there’s no real point to this post other than the fact that I give this card a thumbs up. It will be a welcome follow up to UFC74, and we’ll definately be covering the main matches on our radio show.

And no, they didn’t pay us to say this.